Rutherford Road Area Pressure Improvements Project

(July 2018- March 2019)

Greenville County is characterized by naturally varying topography, resulting in multiple pressure zones in the Greenville Water distribution system. Greenville Water identified the need to improve water pressures in the Rutherford Road area between North Pleasantburg Drive and Waddell Road. This Rutherford Road area is within a water pressure zone referred to as the “Gravity Pressure Zone.” The “Gravity Pressure Zone” is the largest of the Greenville Water pressure zones. Ground elevations in the Rutherford Road area are high relative to the elevations of the water storage reservoirs supplying this area. In order to increase the pressure in this area, it was determined to serve this area from the adjacent “Hillandale Pressure Zone,” which has higher water pressure.

To increase the water pressure, a new 12-inch waterline is being installed under railroad properties behind the Bi-Lo Shopping Center on North Pleasantburg Drive and along Rayford Lane to Rutherford Road.

In addition, new 12-inch waterlines are being installed:

1.) Along Rutherford Road from North Pleasantburg Drive to Waddell Road, parallel to an existing 16-inch water transmission main; and

2.) Along North Pleasantburg Drive from Rutherford Road to Auburn Street.

Customers connected to the existing water mains in the area will be receiving roughly 65-80 psi of water service pressure.

The last component of the pressure adjustment is a connection between the “Tanyard Pressure Zone” (a third pressure zone in the area) and the Rutherford Road pressure improvement area. This portion of the project involves installing a new 8-inch waterline on Piedmont Park Road to connect to the existing 16-inch water main on Rutherford Road. This connection is necessary for future peak water demands and fire flow requirements in the area.

In order to communicate most effectively and minimize any inconvenience to our customers, we have taken a phased approach to implementing this project. Please click here for the schedule.